Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome to the January ODBD Release!


Hello friends!  Happy 2017!!!!  I don't know about you... but life seems to be flying by at warp speed for me!!!  Anyway... we are done with Christmas for now, and it's time to turn our creative thoughts to other things!  I absolutely love the new purples in the January ODBD newly released  paper packs~ and the new stamps and dies are just perfect to keep away the winter blues! 

If you have not had a chance to see the full release, you can do so HERE.  
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until January 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For the card above, I used the new Seeds of Today stamp set, and the new thanks die.  I stamped the image with VersaMark, heat embossed with gold, and cut it with a Layered Lacey Ovals die.  While it was still in the die I sponged some distress inks lightly around the image, and the inks resisted the embossed parts.    This is called emboss resist, and I haven't used the technique in quite a while, but I love the look!  I used design paper from the Whimsical Flower Paper Collection, cut with the Double Stitched Rectangles, and matted that with a purple solid paper from the Plum Pizzazz Paper Pack, and cut with the Pierced Rectangles.   I added some bling to finish off the card.  

For the basket below, I used the super fun new ODBD Custom Bountiful Basket Die.  I cut the basic basket from white card stock, and the design paper pieces from the Plum Pizzazz Paper Pack.  I used the new Seeds of Today stamp set for my sentiment, stamping it with purple ink.  I then die cut it with the Ornate Ovals die, and matted it with an Ovals die.  I die cut the purple bow using the ODBD Custom Small Bow die.  I attached my handles with brads, which gives me full range of motion for the handles.  I filled my basket with hard candies, thinking it would make a cute favor for the table. 

To recap, here are the NEW ODBD products I used today:







Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please visit my DT sisters so you don't miss a bit of the wonderful inspiration! 

Sandee * Dawn * Chris * Angie * Lisa 
Grace * Diana * Cathy * Julie * Robin 
Sabrina * Helen * Kathy * Anita
🙏 May God richly bless you in the new year!!! 🙏

37 comments:

Late Blooming said...

Purple must be in for the new year. Refreshing. Thanks.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card and basket are so beautiful! Love them both.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Love the gold embossing on your card...looks fabulous with the purples! Super cute basket....I love the clean look...very striking with the designer paper against the white basket! Happy New Year!! HUGS!!!

Carol Brown said...

Everyone seems to be having a lot of fun with the basket. What a great anytime, personalized gift it would make. I love your creations.

Carmela Hubler said...

Such fun projects with the basket die and they are all adorable. Love the Seeds of Today set as well. The whimsical flower is very pretty.

Sherry said...

love, love, love your card!! it is gorgeous!! and the basket is beautiful also

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful projects! I love the basket with those papers and I love werther's candies too, so that is my fav :)

TFS!

pammy said...

I adore the lacy layerd ovals die used with the seeds of today and thanks stamps. It me of doilies my grandmother used to embroider and brings back sweet memories. Very feminine. Love it!

Christine said...

Such a delicate and beautiful card! The image is gorgeous in gold!

Edie L said...

Love your Seeds of Today card and the little purple basket is so cute.

Ethel Balla said...

Great looking card and a very adorable basket. Love them.

Sue LD said...

Sweet basket and I like the emboss resist technique on the card.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! That card is just stunning and I'm loving all the baskets the DT is showing off.

mary said...

Beautiful basket! Thanks for sharing....

Dorothy S said...

I really like the delicate look of the basket, and the oval die on the card is stunning.

LaDawn said...

What great colors have been chosen for the paper, I agree. The basket is so cute.

Patricia Ceccacci said...

Love the basket it makes me think of this coming Easter and my grandchildren. In todays world not much to give them they do not already have so usually we just give money to save for something they want and how cute would it be to give like this and for next Christmas and birthdays all it takes is a little paper and fun

Sonia said...

Cute basket! Love the gold embossing on your card! Pairing it with the paper from this month's collection definitely sets it off nicely.

Lenoria said...

The card and basket are both gorgeous, I love the gold embossing paired with the purple! Praying the upcoming year is wonderfully creative.

April said...

beautiful card and basket! Love them!

Pamela Gietzen said...

Grace, beautiful creativity as always. I always LOVE your creations. The basket is darling and would make a great gift or for a party.

Thank you for all your lovely creations, and for sharing your love of the Lord with us!

Blessings,
Pamela

Anne Lyons said...

Praying for your Grace!!!

Your basket and card are lovely as always. God has blessed you with such great talents and I thank you for sharing them with us.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Cute little basket, but love your purple card with your added bling!

Regena said...

love ur sweet little basket!!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous creations! Love the new stamps, dies & paper!

JKB said...

What a gorgeous card! It is amazing. The coordinating basket is cute.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card! Love that purple. The basket is definitely the star of the show. It's beautiful.

ionabunny said...

Glorious with the gold embossing. Loving these baskets. Hugz

Dawn said...

Love the new stamp embossed in gold, Grace!! Beautiful card! Darling basket to hold the yummy candy!

Kathy Jones said...

Gorgeous Grace!! Love the card with the gold embossing and the 'thanks' die cut! Your basket is so darling topped with a bow!! Love them both!! <3

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Projects Grace! I just love the gold embossing with the sponging of the flowers and your use of the thanks. Your box is so beautiful and cute with the dp and bow!! You are always amazing my friend. Happy New Year my friend! TTYT!
hugs,
Chris

Robin Clendenning said...

So pretty, love the gold embossing on your first one and the second purple and white candy basket is so sweet! It is so bright and pretty!

Helen Gullett said...

Grace, both projects are gorgeous! I actually CASEd your card ;) and the basket is so beautiful with the bow on it. Thanks for the inspirations!

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty card with the added Gold embossing! Your Bountiful Basket turned out cute!

Julie Gearinger said...

Grace, I love the gold embossing on your Seeds of Today card- so elegant and beautiful! Also love your sweet birthday basket-the purple looks so pretty! Hugs and I hope you have a blessed month- God Bless!

Cathymac said...

Oh, Grace, how beautiful! Love the gold embossing on your card and that little basket is as sweet as can be…not to mention the little sweets inside! Fabulous release projects as always, my friend! Hugs!

JD/ Jill said...

Really nicely done! really like the purple and that beautifully done gold embossing!